Well my project has been moving ever so slowly, but over the past few weeks I've been concentrating on the brakes.
(my other half insists on having grandkids nearly every day!!)
Was in pretty good condition, cleaned & bore honed
I was fortunate to grab some brake shoes off my old 1950 spare truck before sending it to the scrapper. They are like new & the thicknesses measure up spot on.
General clean up, both wheel cylinders were seized up, honed & new cup seals inserted. Replacement shoes fitted, Bearings checked & re-packed.
Shoes & bearings adjusted as per specs.
New front hydraulic hoses connected to the newly fitted brake lines.
LH Front Wheel Cylinder
LH Front Brake before
Brakes washed down with soapy water to avoid any asbestos dust flying around
The following user(s) said Thank You: 180wannabe, cobbadog, Mrsmackpaul, PaulFH
Looks like the seal might have been weeping a little on this RHR side. Will need to consider replacing this I guess?
As I start to work on the wheel cylinder & bisector assembly, can anyone advise on the best LOCALLY (Aust) obtainable grease to use on the bisector components. There are a number of brake component greases on the market, but not specifically specified for this application.
It has been suggested on other forums to use TRW Brake Grease, but this has to come from overseas. ($$$)
I'm just chipping away in between minding little ones.
You won't get any wrong information from Power Brakes, ive been using them for decades and they have never failed me, they've just rebuilt the booster and master for my F350 now Ive just got to get healthy enough to fit them.